Continental Corporation Powertrain Software Engineer in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Powertrain Software Engineer

Auburn Hills, MI


Job Description

Continental Automotive Systems is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to join the Engine System’s Basic Software group in Auburn Hills, MI. You will be part of our global, diverse team that is responsible for developing complex real-time basic software solutions for our powertrain control applications.

Core Responsibilities:

• Low-level device driver programming and development

• Support analysis of stakeholder requests and develop requirements for Basic software

• Design and develop Basic software components for various features and functions of real time Powertrain control applications

• Define microcontroller resource assignment as per basic software components and project requirements.

• Propose and plan basic software (BSW) change requests for all V­cycles of customer projects

• Configure, integrate, test and maintain Basic software for customer projects as per the established procedure

Additional Responsibilities:

• Participate actively in project technical synchronization board meetings

• Participate actively in all required software reviews

• Estimate project tasks and track planned and actual estimations.

• Define and execute overall and final testing of IO Software for the projects.

• Solve urgent and complex problems and evaluate alternatives.

• Contribute to the continuous improvement of BSW quality by defining and implementing best practices

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering

• 0 to 2+ years of automotive powertrain embedded software development

• Experience with programming microcontrollers and its peripherals in C and assembly

• Experience working with real time safety critical embedded controls systems

• Ability to systematically solve problems and perform root cause analysis with limited supervision

• Ability to prioritize issues and drive projects forward in complex/ambiguous situations

• Capability to work in target oriented and commitment driven environments

• Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory

Preferred Qualifications:

• Masters Degree in engineering

• 2+ years experience with Multicore Microcontrollers and GTM

• Demonstrated knowledge and experience with hardware (HW) and HW schematics

• Demonstrated proficiency using testing tools like simulators, debuggers, logic analyzers/Oscilloscope

• Knowledge of Automotive SPICE

• Microsoft office tools and automation scripts i.e. python, Java, Visual Basic, Perl

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About Continental

The Powertrain division develops and produces efficient system solutions for vehicle powertrains to optimize fuel consumption. The comprehensive range of products includes gasoline and diesel injection systems, engine management and transmission control, including sensors and actuators, exhaust-gas after -treatment technologies, fuel supply systems, and components and systems for hybrid and electric drives. Powertrain employs more than 40,490 people worldwide and, in 2017, recorded sales of about €7.7 billion.

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